Oak Park and River Forest Townships Youth and Family Services


Megan Traficano
Director of Youth and Family Services
Phone (708) 445-2727
Fax (708) 383-8062

Oak Park and River Forest Townships Youth and Family Services

Oak Park, Illinois – In an effort to facilitate positive experiences for the youth of Oak Park and River Forest, Oak Park and River Forest Townships contract with agencies annually, offering educational, recreational and vocational programs that engage young residents 0-18 years old. Opportunities include social emotional learning, community and civic awareness, social justice, career and future planning and offer a wide variety of learning experiences for youth. Additionally, this year we are sponsoring an Intergenerational Program grant.

Our all-volunteer Youth and Family Services Committee, consisting of Oak Park and River Forest residents, advises the Township Board with funding recommendations based on available funds. Grants will be awarded up to $15,000.

If you are interested in contracting with us, please download the contract request form and the Funding Excel Spreadsheet which are available online at https://oakparktownship.org/youth-and-family-services/ and submit by email to Idalit Zavala at izavala@oakparktownship.org. All contract requests are due on or before 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 17, 2024.

For more information, please contact Idalit Zavala, Youth and Family Services Administrative Assistant at 708-445-2727.

Release date: November 22, 2023